Huddersfield Railway Station is already a striking arrival place for visitors. However, the future Trans-Pennine Route rail upgrade, including a new platform, provides an opportunity to look at improving facilities in the station. This may include new cafes, restaurants and retail to improve the experience for passengers.
Enhanced train station
The Trans-Pennine Upgrade will provide opportunities to enhance the station with good quality waiting areas and a choice of eating, drinking and convenience shopping. Importantly, it is an opportunity to connect St George's Warehouse with the station and the rest of the town.
St George's Warehouse and a new Station Square
A new Station Square will provide an arrival space, drop off zone and new entrance to Huddersfield Train Station.
The lower levels of St George's Warehouse can be converted into a car park, with the upper floors converted into office space, apartments or a hotel. This will make better use of this site and connect the warehouse to the town.
The George Hotel and St George's Square
Kirklees Council is committed to seeing the iconic George Hotel brought back into use. The council will continue to work with the owner to make sure the building reopens and plays a big role in the vision set out in The Huddersfield Blueprint.
St George's Square will be better used to support more events which will increase visitors into the town centre.
The Estates Building
The Estates Buildings will be brought back into use. The ground floor is suitable for retail, while the upper floors could be converted into apartments.